Camden Theater

725 Market Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 12, 2012 at 4:58 am

The caption of a photo of the Camden Theatre in Parkersburg In Vintage Postcards, by Christy and Jeff Little, says that the Camden Theatre opened on September 10, 1902 (Google Books preview.)

An article about Fayette C. Smoot, operator of the Camden, in the March 8, 1919, issue of The Moving Picture World says that “[t]he Camden Theatre is 7 years old.” That would have meant a 1912 opening, but it must have been a mistake. The Camden is listed (and recognizably described) in the 1906-1907 edition of Julius Cahn’s guide.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 25, 2006 at 12:31 am

The first organ installed in the Camden Theater in 1915 was a Moller opus 1866 theater organ. That organ was replaced in 1925 with a Moller opus 4456 size 3/18 theater organ.